The show included a spray-tan performance where volunteers donned specially made tanning uniforms to be airbrushed into a bronzy glow by the artist. Once tan, participants could enter a cave/lounge where imitation rocks served as comfy chairs and a secret beer fridge. In addition, Stopgap featured a giant communal water fountain inspired by a woodland watering hole, a giant linoleum floor depicting dinosaur bones, and a perplexing room full of hybrid office furniture and ferns. In Stopgap, viewers were surrounded, submerged, and ensconced in Dillin’s artistic vision, which created a unique sensory experience few artists can match.
Washington Post Reviews new. (now). 2013
August 30th, 2013
Mark Jenkins notes political undertones and an “American” sentiment as the unifying themes of new. (now). 2013 Read the full article here
City Paper Reviews new. (now). 2013
August 8th, 2013
Checkout this encouraging article written by Kriston Capps for Washington City Paper. Capps looks back on his favorite Hamiltonian artists over the past 5 years of and introduces Hamiltonian’s latest crop of promising new fellows in his review of new. (now). 2013. Read the article here.
Witness to Whiteness: Center for Progress
July 18th, 2013
Sam Fulwood III from the Center for Progress has written a very insightful article on Nora Howell’s exhibition Spotless. Fulwood gets to the root of Nora’s practice as a community artist and examines with her what it means to be white in America.
Read the article here